PRESSURE COOKER | 6 Dishes Tested by 2 Chefs

  • Published on Mar 24, 2019
  • You guys have been asking us to test out a pressure cooker for ages now, so we got our chefs, asked for your fave pressure cooker recipes, and gave it a go! Do you have a pressure cooker? What are your fave things to cook in it?
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  • SORTEDfood
    SORTEDfood  Month ago +125

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    • jean pomelo
      jean pomelo 26 days ago

      Dear Ben and James @Sortedfood, when using pressure cooker you have to wait for it to "steam/whistle" then decrease the temperature of the hob to maintain the steam/temperature, then start timing on that signal. So pork can be tender within 30mins from that hissing sound, then oxtail with bones will last for 45-1 hour. I hope this helps

    • Null Null
      Null Null 28 days ago

      @SORTEDfood please do oven toaster

    • Blank Core DevilBCD
      Blank Core DevilBCD Month ago

      Pressure Cooker battle i want to see what Jamie will make lol

  • katie paris
    katie paris Day ago

    Have you ever tried recipes that using crock pot cooking?

  • sarthak rawal
    sarthak rawal Day ago

    Instead of water put sand/salt in pressure cooker and a small stand to keep tray half inch then you will get the desired cheesecake for's tried and tested...dont add any water

  • Carsten Koch
    Carsten Koch Day ago

    I'm not a big fan of pressure cookers. Both of my grandmas and a friend had one (my grandmas were from WMF and my friend had one from Tefal) and after around 7-9 years of use the valve would have a malfunction, where you couldn't release the steam (probably because bits of the food and grease clogged it up)
    In one case my dad opened one of the pots after hours of being off the stove and just a bit warm on the outside. But apparently the soup inside was still more than boiling hot in the middle and when he opened the lid the wall of steam burned his face.
    He didn't suffer any permanent damages but he wasn't far from it.
    So I'm not a big fan of those :/

  • Hannah
    Hannah 2 days ago

    Try the instapot please!

  • Tamim Al Thonayan
    Tamim Al Thonayan 3 days ago

    Pressure cooker is a staple in our kitchens in Saudi Arabia especially if you have a busy day and wand a fresh food for lunch or dinner. Our most national dish in SA Kabsa has a recipe for pressure cooker as one of many verity for it.

  • Ulrich Petri
    Ulrich Petri 4 days ago

    Interesting that you guys never used them. Here in Germany pressure cookers have been a staple in many kitchens since at least the 80s (probably much earlier even)

  • Summer Noybn
    Summer Noybn 4 days ago

    Your gran had a pressure cooker, why dont you???

  • gorilla glue
    gorilla glue 5 days ago

    Are instant pots as good at pressure cooking?

  • Carol Tucker
    Carol Tucker 5 days ago

    Oxtail could be better. go Caribbean instead of Asian

  • Hannah Kalter
    Hannah Kalter 5 days ago

    If you’re wondering about a New York cheesecake, my mother makes an amazing one, and it takes like 2 or 3 hours at a low temp to cook. 10 minutes for the crust, add the filling, cook for an hour, drop the temperature, cook for an hour or two (I can’t remember). Then it’s ready. It ends up dense, creamy, and absolutely amazing. In my opinion, that’s the only way you can make a true cheesecake

  • Eleanor W
    Eleanor W 6 days ago

    My parents cook a great lentil and veg soup in a pressure cooker. The lentils go to absolute mush and it’s so delicious with a lovely smooth texture

  • Momma Wendy
    Momma Wendy 6 days ago

    I love you pressure cooker.

  • Summer Hassan
    Summer Hassan 6 days ago

    We do stuffed grape leaves in the pressure cooker.

  • Beau Peep
    Beau Peep 6 days ago

    Potatoes taste a *1000 times* better from a pressure cooker ( really tastes like [jack-] potatoes)!
    Always put the pot under cold running water at the end, opposed to pushing the valve.

  • mariahxworld
    mariahxworld 7 days ago +1

    Instapot pleaseeee

  • JaxMerrick
    JaxMerrick 7 days ago

    "What's wrong, James?"
    "I looked into the trap, Ben."

  • Buchanan _MJ
    Buchanan _MJ 7 days ago

    "We enjoyed playing around in the kitchen with new stuff and experimenting". Mmhm.

  • Ibet Saucedo
    Ibet Saucedo 8 days ago

    Poor James had something in his hair. I can’t stop looking at it

  • Magalamb
    Magalamb 8 days ago

    Awww James is so cute ☺️

  • Vincent Productions
    Vincent Productions 8 days ago

    we use our pressure cooker so much, to the point my mother cares more about it than about us haha.

  • S Koue
    S Koue 8 days ago

    Glad you used stove top cookers. They are more affordable than the electric and are great as pots in general. You pretty much hit the things a stove top cooker is really good at. Lentils cook pretty fast anyway and are not pre soaked a lot of times. Where you see really significant savings is beans. The site "hip pressure cooking" and book of the same name have the most reliable times/ instructions I have found. America's test kitchen, normally pretty solid did a total fail when they did pressure cookers and their book is completely useless. Somewhere they got the idea that the timing should start from when the burner is lit???
    Anyway Great Job. Not too many good videos on the PC.
    Beans: quick presoak 3 min on high pressure, natural release ~10 min. Rince. Cook 6-10 min (depending on the texture you want), natural release. So you can go from dry pinto beans to finished refried beans in under 45 min.
    Custard is another win. I use ramekins and do six in a 6 qt cooker. They cook in 5 min. @ high, cool for 5-10 min release. Chill them down and serve. If you like really soft custard probably not your first choice. Though maybe at low pressure for longer? At 4 min. I found them a bit uneven in texture.
    Oh and another great use is stock. Chicken stock in about 45 min.
    RE: electric ones. I don't hate them and will probably get one because of the versatility and the fact you don't have to babysit it at all.

  • Jilly
    Jilly 9 days ago

    Any consultation, I've watched Bobby Flay use a pressure cooker to infuse flavor and cook extremely fast on his t.v. show " "Beat Bobby Flay" and people love his food.

  • kris m
    kris m 9 days ago +1

    try an electrick pressure cooker it is a lot more precise with the temp of the cooing

  • Orella Minx
    Orella Minx 9 days ago +1

    From the title I expected this whole video to be an InstaPot advertisement, but am pleasantly surprised.

  • Pillmonger
    Pillmonger 10 days ago

    This is cultural. As a Cuban our main dish (lechon) is made this way. There are some truly great dished done this way.

  • Rhazael Ancheta
    Rhazael Ancheta 10 days ago

    i 💖 oxtails
    especially the oxtail soup here in hawaii 🤙🏼

  • Krisnna De Mille Mariano

    Grew up with a lot of food cooked in a pressure cooker... If you know how to properly time a pressure cooker it could be a game changer

  • FlyDorsch
    FlyDorsch 10 days ago

    My Grandma always used her pressure cooker for the potatoes and they were always perfect. But I still use a normal pot and the 20min really don't bother me, I just love potatoes :D :D

  • nobeans please
    nobeans please 10 days ago +3

    I use an electric pressure cooker. The best laksa ever, curries and stews. Haven't tried desserts but now I will😊

  • Den I//Noble Russkie
    Den I//Noble Russkie 10 days ago

    Everything looked damn tasty, may have to invest in a pressure cooker it seems (Before or after the sous vide? 🤔)
    I couldn't help but think those potatoes could have really been elevated with a quick sear in a hot pan just to crisp the edges a little

  • BurningLynx
    BurningLynx 10 days ago

    love pressure cooker recepies with really aromatic and strong flavors they stay nice and tasty and they are easy to make, and can presear just about anytyihing.

  • ToudaHell
    ToudaHell 10 days ago

    I use my pressure cooker for broths and stocks the most. I can get THE best stocks from anything in just 1 hour. I've read that 1 hour in a pressure cooker equals 4 hours of simmering. Also, the fewer ingredients in stock the better it is.

  • Emily O'Neill
    Emily O'Neill 10 days ago

    You should do a slow cooker test

  • Janelle Walker
    Janelle Walker 10 days ago

    Seriously need to use the instapot for full meal

  • ChrisCK
    ChrisCK 11 days ago

    Upvote for the Little Britan Reference !

  • Hugo Mendes
    Hugo Mendes 11 days ago

    "This generation thinks cooking potatoes take too much time to cook"
    *looks at his ragu simmering for the 3rd hour*
    I guess I'm a baby boomer then?

  • Leigh Luke
    Leigh Luke 11 days ago

    Who burnt the worktop?

  • Spects
    Spects 11 days ago

    I dont have an oven...

  • Finding Jesca
    Finding Jesca 11 days ago

    Does anyone know the lentil recipe? What kind of cider did they use? Hard apple cider, or nonalcoholic? It looks tasty and I want to give it a try!

  • Kheldaurus
    Kheldaurus 11 days ago

    Risotto, the worst food ever. Yeah, I hate rice.

  • taufiq suraman
    taufiq suraman 12 days ago

    how about make a ultimate cooking all 3 of them use only presure cooker?

  • DeathlyHallows
    DeathlyHallows 12 days ago +1

    Can you guys try the George Foreman-grill?

  • Ashley Reusora
    Ashley Reusora 15 days ago

    Make Bento Boxes!!!! BEN-to Box :D

  • Mouth
    Mouth 15 days ago

    0:20 Ian!!??

  • Lady Berd
    Lady Berd 15 days ago

    James' indignation and sulkiness seriously is the best way to loosen up after a shitty day, I mean the man snatches all my uwus

  • dnlkr
    dnlkr 16 days ago

    So can we get some of these recipes?

  • Masca Trails
    Masca Trails 16 days ago

    In Brasil, we use a pressure cooker almost every day... and pretty much solely to cook beans. Often, just for the cooking step, with a further seasoning step after the beans are soft... basically saute up diced onions and garlic, throw in the beans and the water they cooked in, salt, pepper and some oil. DELICIOUS. Sometimes for a bonus treat we'll throw in a sealed can of sweetened condensed milk while the beans are cooking under pressure. Pull the can out and let it cool, then crack it open and you've got some super easy doce-de-leite... or more commonly in spanish, dulce-de-leche

  • Sophie Adam
    Sophie Adam 17 days ago

    Have you done AirFryer?

  • Piyush Saini
    Piyush Saini 17 days ago

    Pressure cooker is used everyday in North india and there are thousands of recipes from savoury to sweet ones....
    Check recipe of chef sanjiv kapoor... Or even a book comes along with a prestige company's cooker check that out...... And I love your chanel

  • Kianna Saengsawang
    Kianna Saengsawang 17 days ago

    James has something in his hair and i couldn’t stop staring at it 😂😭

  • Liz Kerr
    Liz Kerr 17 days ago

    “All the cool kids are doing it … it’s got a good bit of wobble to it”

  • Cande Laguela
    Cande Laguela 17 days ago +7

    Chefs trying an air fryer?!

  • Abraham Hernandez
    Abraham Hernandez 17 days ago +1

    Stove top pressure cookers are widely used in Mexican household. We use it mainly for cooking beans and beef stews

  • Sarah Ca.
    Sarah Ca. 18 days ago

    Where can i get those recipes in written form? I couldnt find the one for the pulled pork on your website so i had to put on the video.

  • Alexandre Martins
    Alexandre Martins 18 days ago

    That was pretty interesting. The risotto idea was brilliant! I'll have to try it!

  • Jay
    Jay 19 days ago

    *rubs hands*
    time to experiment with some new pressure cooker recipes

  • ritika katariya
    ritika katariya 19 days ago

    That's not how u cook potatoes in a pressure cooker

  • Douglas Young
    Douglas Young 20 days ago

    please do more pressure cook ones also what two kitchen gadgets or techniques that you have used would you combined like would you use something and then a pressure cooker or use them both for part of meal

  • Frank Voss
    Frank Voss 20 days ago

    "i was talking to the potato council" what a brilliant sentence

  • Gengar Savage
    Gengar Savage 20 days ago

    Bring back gooey in the middle please

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  • Max Bip
    Max Bip 21 day ago

    Love the new intro guys! Keep it up. 👍

  • fprosk
    fprosk 21 day ago

    Test an Instant Pot!

  • Susan Mehler
    Susan Mehler 21 day ago +2

    The thing with the cheesecake- If you have an electric pressure cooker, you don't have to worry about temp fluctuations in the oven. It regulates temperature for ALL cooking, which is what makes them so amazing. I didn't even know stove top pressure cookers still existed. Made a chocolate cheesecake in mine a few months ago, it was amazing. I didn't have to watch it, I didn't even have to think about it. Pop it in, leave it, and delicious cheesecake.

  • Secret Forreddit
    Secret Forreddit 22 days ago

    4:40 "You end up with Yahweh"? Must be pretty godlike then!

  • DatCreepyUnicorn
    DatCreepyUnicorn 23 days ago

    You should try a Thermomix. I guess they're not very common in England but in Germany they are a plague! And personally I really dislike them (seeing James hating on a pressure cooker, I think he will as well) but it could be interesting to see something extraordinary made with it rather than just...dips.

  • Aishwarya Natesh
    Aishwarya Natesh 23 days ago

    Also great in a pressure cooker, meat biryanis. Roasted marinated meat, browned onions and rice layered within, topped with saffron water. Lid on and cook. Release naturally, fold softly. Melt in the mouth delicious.

  • Aishwarya Natesh
    Aishwarya Natesh 23 days ago

    In India, we let the pressure release naturally at its own pace, that’s the extra minute of cook you are wanting on everything.

  • Vardhan Shrivastava
    Vardhan Shrivastava 23 days ago

    Well more than time look at it as this.. It saves energy and water. That's good always. And yes, please give it standing time off the hob, not all food needs a quick release. When you remove it from the hob, the heat dies down but the food cooks slowly the remaining way due to the remaining pressure.

  • Martin Renvoize
    Martin Renvoize 24 days ago

    Awesome, you noticed my suggestion :) Great video as ever lads.

  • Thaís Sato
    Thaís Sato 24 days ago

    In Brazil we eat (or at least used to) rice and beans almost every day, and pressure cookers are very popular for that reason. Cooking beans in 30 minutes instead of hours is so much more practical. You can cook like a kg at a time and freeze it in portions. I use it a lot to cook meats as well.
    And cooked condensed milk, of course. What can't we do with condensed milk? :D

  • CgyMomof2
    CgyMomof2 24 days ago

    Instant Pot!!!

  • Mf Collette
    Mf Collette 24 days ago

    I miss the "I'm gooey in the middle, baby let me bake"

  • Marthe Tanghe
    Marthe Tanghe 25 days ago +2

    I'd buy a pressure cooker just to do the lentils

  • Karen Page
    Karen Page 25 days ago

    12:40 his ears go up and down when he smiles and rests his face. Figured I would point that out. Also he has a wonderful smile. :)

  • Karen Page
    Karen Page 25 days ago

    I do my potatoes in the pressure cooker for 5 total cooking minutes. Perfect every time

  • Izzy Cordova
    Izzy Cordova 25 days ago

    does anyone else find James incredibly attractive? He's so cute and manly at the same time! 😍

  • Susi O
    Susi O 25 days ago +1

    What happens to the nutritional content of vegetables cooked under pressure?

    • Mary Munarin
      Mary Munarin 23 days ago

      Susi O Nutrients stay in the food instead of evaporating.

  • Keziah Yates
    Keziah Yates 25 days ago

    00:25 has mike leaned into a sink or bath? 00:30 ben's collar. Ever since i started working in a kitchen ive noticed peoples 'whites' more and more!

  • Lea Hartmann
    Lea Hartmann 25 days ago

    LOL!! Best Dad Joke of the Week yet!!!

  • Lea Hartmann
    Lea Hartmann 25 days ago

    How about testing some recipes in a multi-cooker (aka, Instant Pot)?!? 🤔
    I make rice, especially brown rice, in mine a lot and it always turns out perfectly. So I'd love to see your risotto and others tested in an Instant Pot!
    Thanks, guys! I love all of your videos! 😋 🤠
    Lea from Longview, TX! 🤓

  • Nick Labelle
    Nick Labelle 25 days ago

    @SORTEDfood bring back the old intro.

  • PlanettesOrigin
    PlanettesOrigin 25 days ago

    14:18 James says saucepin instead of saucepan 😂

  • UsernamesForDummies
    UsernamesForDummies 25 days ago

    I’d love the recipe for that pork shoulder (proper amounts). Where can I get it? Please help!!!

  • Manfred Schaefer
    Manfred Schaefer 25 days ago

    I make a cheesecake in 28 minutes in a pressure cooker.

  • Evie Addy
    Evie Addy 26 days ago

    not one for babysitting slow cooked meals if i'm inclined for a stew or pulled pork or other bits and pieces i'd just pull the slow cooker out fry everything off and throw it in the pot and leave it on low and skip off to work. or whatever else i could be doing :)

  • Skade
    Skade 26 days ago +8

    Yeah, you might laugh at the no oven, but I've lived without one for over a year now and no oven in sight for probably 3 more #studentlife

  • Joris Cleeren
    Joris Cleeren 26 days ago

    Could soaking time on chickpeas be reduced to ???

  • Zeraglud
    Zeraglud 26 days ago

    Could you guys please put the recipes for the food next time ? 😢

  • Prieynca Chauhan
    Prieynca Chauhan 26 days ago

    A pressure cooker is an essential kitchen utensil at Indian homes and you can most definitely create Risotto in it. We make Khitchdi in it which is pretty similar consistency. Just need to be careful about the timing and the amount of liquid added to cook.

  • T Stormer
    T Stormer 26 days ago

    like the vid but hate the new intro song

  • Kuroda Cursus
    Kuroda Cursus 26 days ago

    What I learned: Add a minute to everything.

  • whooopdeedo
    whooopdeedo 26 days ago

    can we get the recipes for the 5 that were a pass? i have a pressure cooker but only make rice with it currently and would love to make more with it!

  • Teri Scallon
    Teri Scallon 26 days ago

    yum yum

  • Miki Gain
    Miki Gain 26 days ago

    Your cheesecake - do the Cheesecake #17. Turns out really well with the correct texture and does not have an eggy flavor. Also, get yourselves an Instant Pot. Love mine because sometimes just pulling out everything for stove cooking is too much at the end of a work day on my feet.

  • Billy Morgan
    Billy Morgan 26 days ago

    You're supposed to boil oxtail in water and dump the water after an hour, to get all the nasty stuff out..

  • Renita Meares
    Renita Meares 26 days ago

    I have several pressure cookers, both standard and electric and I love them! There is a learning curve but success is so sweet!

  • Winston Weber
    Winston Weber 26 days ago

    I'd love to see you guys do air fryers.

  • Dustin Rodriguez
    Dustin Rodriguez 26 days ago

    If your cheesecake is not in danger of collapsing into a neutron star, it is not dense enough.